The University of the Azores (UAc) and the University of Las Palmas de Gran Canaria (ULPGC) have undergone comprehensive assessments under the EXPER project to evaluate their capabilities and potential in attracting and retaining talent, promoting excellent research, and facilitating knowledge transfer and business connections. The findings from internal and external stakeholders shed light on the key challenges faced by both universities and provide valuable insights for their future development.
The assessments provide valuable insights for both universities to address the identified challenges and enhance their contributions to research, talent attraction, and knowledge transfer. UAc and ULPGC can increase their impact and value within their respective regions and beyond by aligning curriculum and research focus with market demands, improving communication and collaboration with external partners, streamlining administrative processes, and creating a supportive environment for entrepreneurship and innovation.
These findings will serve as a roadmap for the universities as they work towards their strategic goals and foster stronger partnerships with the industry, community, and other stakeholders. UAc and ULPGC hope to improve their academic and research excellence, promote sustainable and responsible practises, and have a substantial positive impact on the social, environmental, and economic development of their respective regions by solving the listed challenges.